Thursday, March 3, 2005

Time Off Request, Conventions and Rain Checks ...


                 Wow, thanks for this one Jeanno ... it's beautiful!

     I've put in a time off request at work for the last week in May. I'm Hoping to attend The Face and Body Art International Convention in Orlando. It's such a busy time of the year for us that even with months of advanced notice, my time off request might not be approved but I've got my fingers crossed!

     It is a four day convention, jam packed with classes and workshops taught by many of the most experienced artists in their field. Here's the link to the website if anyone wants to take a look at the photo galleries. Cool stuff is found there!

    click here

     The best part about this years convention is the theme ... A Mid Summer Night's Dream. I'm so excited at the thoughts of watching the masters and learning to create fantasy faces of the characters from Shakespeare's Fairy Kingdom.

      On last night of the convention, there will be A Mid Summer Night's Dream Enchanted Ball where all will attend adorning there most imaginative fairy art and costumes and will celebrate until the wee hours of the morning.

     So ... now you know why I've been searching for fairy tale art this week. Thanks again to all of you that went out of your way to help with my search. I'm still not sure I've found the exact illustrations I'm looking for but you have given me a really good place to start.

     Suzypwr ... if you can't find the book, maybe you can remember the name so I can try to find one. 

     Michael ... if you happen to run across that illustrated folio you mentioned I would love to see it. Scan, post, send ... oh, and did I mention that the convention is in Orlando? Maybe I'll try to take you up on that rain check for lunch! lol

                                    *** Coy ***



astaryth said...

ROFL When I first saw that I thought it was a body piercing/tattoo convention!!!!! See, I used to work for (and eventual was general manager of) a company that made body piercing jewlery. Very high-end stuff. Cast silver and gold pieces, colored niobium, shaped pieces, one of a kinds.... Anyway, I've attended those conventions in Orlando and Tampa, so I thought.... <ROFL> This does look like a cool convention though.... (oh, and yes, before you ask, I have 5 piercings, and only 2 holes are in my ears.. bwahahahaha!)

realitycheckmco said...

You're on. Just let me know.

judithheartsong said...

oooooh, I want to see lots of pictures Coy!!!! Some of these faces would make wonderful jumping off points for paintings.... no??? judi

lamove04 said...

Hey Coy, I don't know if you'd be into this or not, but George Balanchine choreographed Midsummers Night Dream as a ballet, and it's a truly magical production-- it's available on Amazon if you feel like forking out the bucks.  I saw it live in NY and was blown away. lots of sprites and fairies, and an awesome Puck.

good luck!  --Albert

sonensmilinmon said...

Oh Coy, how fun! I wish I could go, I'd want to take the camera and click away!  I hope you take LOTS of pictures and share with us. :-)


indigosunmoon said...

I simply LOVE the picture!!
And the convention sounds like so
much fun!!!
I hope your approved for your time
Love ya!

deabvt said...

Hey, you sound so excited!  Crossin` my fingers!

cneinhorn said...

sounds like alot of fun!  hope you get the time off so you can go and show us all the photos!

suzypwr said...

Hairball is home sick, and says she remembers the book, but doesn't have it either. Neither of us remember the exact name of it, but she swears it is still in the house some place. She will keep an eye out for it. Sorry!